Saturday, October 15, 2011

Borders, Replicating and the Pesky X and Y Axis Questions

Yesterday someone on the Silhouette group posted a question about making a border from a graphic. I posted a rather simplistic answer saying to replicate and weld.  A very knowledgeable and talented lady, Meadelie, posted a much more detailed answer referencing replicating using the x and y axis tools to control the objects. I got two emails from people saying they didn't understand that and wanted me to make a video explaining that is what I did this morning. Oh and I also removed the Cricut "Expression" as one of the things represented on my blog header and replaced it with the word "Zing" which is a new cutter I hope to get soon.

Anyway, here is a short video on how to replicate and control it using the x and y axis choices. A quick way to get a border from almost anything (in this case it is a pumpkin from Lettering Delights).

Friday, October 14, 2011

Welding Purchased Graphic Files

Yes, more on welding. I had tried to explain this in a Yahoo group post but it is so hard to explain things and SO much easier to just show them. This is how you incorporate purchased graphic files into your own print and cut projects quickly and easily.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Welding and Compound Path Issues

Another very quick and very basic video on welding to address some problems people encountered that are on our Silhouette Yahoo Group. Hope this helps. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can figure out what you are having a problem with...or maybe I can't. As always, I am absolutely no expert at this and there are much more knowledgeable people on the Yahoo group but I just look for a quick way to do what I need to do.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bleed Zones

Sounds like a good subject right before Halloween. Had a request to show how to make a bleed zone around a traced image. This is so you have a "halo" of color or whatever (called a bleed) around your object so that if your cutter is not cutting exactly on the can get a nice cut without the white showing. I hope this is what someone wanted to see...if not, email me and let me know what I missed and I'll try again.